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THE OVERWATER GUITAR COMPANY, NORTH HALTWHISTLE, 1984
THE OVERWATER GUITAR COMPANY, NORTH HALTWHISTLE, 1984
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THE OVERWATER GUITAR COMPANY, NORTH HALTWHISTLE, 1984

A FRETLESS SOLID-BODY ELECTRIC BASS GUITAR, C BASS

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THE OVERWATER GUITAR COMPANY, NORTH HALTWHISTLE, 1984
A FRETLESS SOLID-BODY ELECTRIC BASS GUITAR, C BASS
Bearing the logo The Overwater Guitar Company at the headstock and C Bass, in original hardshell case bearing a label inscribed OVERWATER 'C' BASS 1986 and SERIAL NO. DG1100; accompanied by two typewritten letters from luthier Chris May of The Overwater Guitar Company, dated 28th August and 19th September [1984], together with a promotional flyer and three facsimile pages of promotional material for The Overwater Guitar Company
Body length 21 in. (53.4 cm.)
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After trialing a final prototype of the C Bass, this guitar was custom-made to David Gilmour’s specifications by luthier Chris May of The Overwater Guitar Company, Northumberland, England, in September 1984 - the second C Bass to be produced by Overwater, before general release of the instrument in 1985. Designed in collaboration with Thompson Twins bassist Andrew Bodnar, the C Bass aimed to match the lower range basslines produced by the synthesizer, before five-string basses became widely available.

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